08 Sep Toronto: Keanu Reeves Thriller ‘Replicas’ Sells to Byron Allen’s Company
The deal was hammered out at the Toronto International Film Festival. The pic was screening for buyers, though it is not in competition.
Reeves had a box office dry spell post-“Matrix,” but has rebounded a bit with the “John Wick” films. Allen’s company has moved aggressively into the film space in recent years, unsuccessfully bidding for “The Birth of a Nation” at Sundance in 2016, and scoring a hit with the shark thriller “47 Meters Down.” Its upcoming releases include “Burn Your Maps” and “Friend Request.” Allen’s label is one of many new buyers — joining a group that includes Apple and Neon.